29-Year-Old Track Star Lolo Jones Says Staying A Virgin Until Marriage Has Been Harder Than Training For The Olympics [Video]

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Lolo got them strong cakes! We knew Olympic athletes were strong, but this just takes it to a whole nother level.

Remaining a virgin has been one heck of a hurdle for Olympic hottie Lolo Jones.

The track star is opening up about saving herself for marriage, a feat the 29-year-old American athlete calls the “hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

“Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college, has been staying a virgin before marriage,” Jones says on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” airing May 22.

Jones, of Des Moines, Iowa, was favored to win the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, but tripped and finished seventh. She is expected to go for gold when she competes again in this summer’s Games in London.

But the bronzed beauty says life isn’t all about chasing gold medals. She’s also looking for love, and using the Internet to help.

“This is what people do when they’re 29, single, in a house by themselves with a dog,” she says.

Jones says being a virgin makes dating difficult, despite her efforts. She’s tried nearly every dating website and even looks for romantic prospects on Twitter.

“I’ve been tempted,” she admits. “I’ve had guys tell me, ‘You know, if you have sex, it will help you run faster.”

But for now, Jones says she’s sticking to the original plan.

“It’s just something, a gift I want to give to my husband,” she says. “But, please understand, this journey has been hard.”

Poor thang… That kitty might get a gold medal before it gets a nut.

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